Movies and TV shows like Olive Kitteridge

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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, psychological, heartbreaking, depressing, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, loneliness, family problems, family relations, maturity, elderly, couple relations, marriage, psychology, family, couples, childhood, life philosophy, complex characters, mental illness, social relations, under the surface, depression, teacher, small town, destiny, paranoia, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, maine, usa, new england

Most similar movies to Olive Kitteridge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, couples, couple relations and relationships mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Olive Kitteridge: Mildred Pierce (2011), The Affair (2014), The Slap (2015), Normal (2003), Moving On (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, clever, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, depression, single parent, tragic event, struggle, family relations, suffering, divorce, friendship, ambitious, heroine, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, tokyo, usa
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The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, husband wife relationship, sex scene, life turned upside down, sexual relations, strong sexual content, love affair, family problems, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, friendship, infidelity, domestic violence, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, gender bending, depression, sexuality, family problems, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, lgbt, small town, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, illinois, usa
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Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, introspection, family problems, family relations, hopes, life turned upside down, couples, optimism, parents and children, redemption, couple relations, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: depressing, talky, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, redemption, actor, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, morphine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, connecticut
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34%
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All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
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33%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, under the surface, dysfunctional family, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sex scene, family relations, love triangle, family problems, couples, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, loneliness, gay, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, winter, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: neighbor, couple relations, family life, dull life, family problems, crumbling marriage, social relations, small town, friendship, neighborhood, working class, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, parents and children, housewife, crimes, female protagonist, coping, bbc, imprisonment, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: melancholic, sincere, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, marriage, adultery, pregnancy, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
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33%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, coming of age, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, confusing, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, living with parents, love and romance, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hometown, homecoming, small town life, looking for love, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
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In Our Nature (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, country house, awkward situation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, estranged father, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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1001 Nights (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Sehrazat, a young widow who is financially unable to treat her terminally ill young son, is forced to address to her charming boss, asking for help. The proposal by her boss changes her life forever.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, parents and children, moral dilemma, love and romance, single parent, wooing, couple relations, family relations, betrayal, blackmail, leukemia, sick child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: harsh, realistic, emotional, touching, poignant ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, teachers and students, poetry, cheerleading, high school, love and romance, youth, power relations, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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32%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Death of a Salesman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: sincere, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: elderly, dysfunctional family, american dream, mental illness, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, human nature, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
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32%
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, workplace, working class, couple relations, parents and children, society, change of luck, lottery winner, gas station, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, social relations, family problems, couples, estrangement, healing power, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sugarcane, farm, life turned upside down, family relations, power relations, parents and children, interracial relations, society, social relations, single parent, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, melancholic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, adaptation, aging, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, working class, loneliness, character study, single parent, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo, usa
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31%